Roland FA-08 Music Workstation

Code: FA-08

$2,249.00 incl GST

The Roland FA-08 features an 88-note weighted-action keyboard and comes packed with a massive sound collection inherited from the flagship INTEGRA-7.

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Roland’s FA series completely reimagines the music workstation, streamlining it for effortless real-time power, ultra-fast workflow, and maximum versatility. Ready to support any type of music you play, the FA-08 features an 88-note weighted-action keyboard and comes packed with a massive sound collection inherited from the flagship INTEGRA-7, a ton of studio-quality effects, and expressive real-time controls, plus onboard sampling with zero load time for instant audio playback from the 16 backlit pads. The sequencer offers simple operation and non-stop loop recording, letting you capture songs and ideas as they come and export them as multitrack data to use with your DAW. Flowing seamlessly into every part of your creative world, the FA-08 morphs instantly from a standalone keyboard to become the command center of your computer music studio, with USB audio/MIDI interfacing, powerful real-time controllers, DAW transport controls, and much more.


  • Reimagined music workstation designed to maximize your creative flow
  • 88-note Ivory Feel-G Keyboard provides premium weighted-action performance in a lightweight design that’s easy to transport
  • Over 2000 sounds from the flagship INTEGRA-7 sound module, including SuperNATURAL® synth and acoustic tones and drums; add even more tones via internal wave sound expansion slots
  • SuperNATURAL synth engine is fully compatible with the expansive collection of free INTEGRA-7 synth tones available from Roland’s Axial sound library site
  • 16-track sequencer with non-stop loop recording makes it easy to build songs quickly; export your sequencer tracks to an SDHC card as a complete stereo mix, or as multitrack audio or MIDI data for use in your DAW
  • Onboard sampler based on the SP-404SX features 16 pads x 4 banks and direct recording/playback via SDHC cards
  • Polish your sounds with a multitude of studio-quality effects, including 16 independent MFX engines, six COMP+EQ processors for drums, unique TFX (total effects), and global EQ, chorus, and reverb
  • Tweak tones, effects, and external MIDI devices in real time with six user-assignable Sound Modify knobs
  • Intuitive, streamlined interface with large color LCD
  • Press one button to instantly configure the FA-08 for use with your DAW via USB
  • D-Beam, Rhythm Pattern, Arpeggiator, and Chord Memory functions to expand your creative palette
  • Guitar/Mic and Line input jacks for performing, sampling, and DAW audio recording; dedicated input reverb provides ambience for performing/recording
  • USB ports for sound expansion data, updates, and audio/MIDI interfacing with a computer; MIDI communication with the iPad is possible when using Apple’s iPad Camera Connection Kit
 Keyboard:   88 keys (Ivory Feel-G Keyboard with Escapement)
 Maximum Polyphony:   128 voices (varies according to the sound generator load)
 Tones:   SuperNATURAL Acoustic
 SuperNATURAL Synth
 SuperNATURAL Drum Kit
 PCM Synth
 PCM Drum Kit

 * GM2 compatible sounds are included.

 Wave Expansion Slots:   2 slots
 * The wave expansion slots are rewritable internal waveform memory. You can download data from the Axial sound library site and write it via a USB flash drive into the FA’s internal wave memory (slot).
 Effects:   Multi-Effects: 16 systems, 68 types (Vocoder can be used only on part 1.)
 Part EQ: 16 systems
 Drum Part COMP+EQ: 6 systems
 Chorus: 3 types
 Reverb: 6 types
 Master Compressor (This can be changed to Insert FX (78 types).)
 Master EQ
 Total Effects (TFX): 29 types
 Mic Input Reverb: 8 types
 Midi Tracks:   16
 File Format:   Original, SMF export/import supported, WAV export supported
 * Sampler trigger data can be recorded.
 Format:   16-bit linear, 44.1 kHz, WAV/AIFF/MP3 import supported
 Maximum Polyphony:   8
 Number of Samples:   16 Pads x 4 Banks (for each song)
 * Samples cannot be used as wave data for the sound engine.
 Rhythm Pattern/   Arpeggio/ Chord   Memory:   Yes
 Controllers:   D-BEAM Controller
 Pitch Bend/Modulation Lever
 Assignable Switch x 2 (S1/S2)
 Control Knob x 6
 Sample Pad
 Tempo Knob
 Connectors:   Headphones Jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
 MAIN Output Jacks (L/MONO, R): 1/4-inch TRS phone type
 Sub Output Jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
 LINE: Stereo miniature phone type
 GUITAR/MIC: 1/4-inch phone type
 MIDI Connectors (IN, OUT)
 (Use a USB cable and a computer with a USB port that support USB 2.0 Hi-Speed.)
 DC IN Jack
 Power Supply:   AC Adapter
 Current Draw:   1300 mA
 Accessories:   Quick Start
 SD Card (installed in the product when shipped from the factory)
 SD Card Protector (installed in the product when shipped from the factory)
 AC Adaptor
 Power Cord
 Options (Sold   Separately):   Keyboard Stand (*1): KS-G8, KS-G8B, KS-18Z, KS-12, KS-J8
 Pedal Switch: DP series
 Expression Pedal: EV-5
 USB Flash Memory (*2)
 Wireless USB Adapter: WNA1100-RL

 *1 When using the KS-18Z and KS-J8, ensure that the height of the unit is one meter or lower.
 *2 Use USB Flash Memory (supports USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Flash Memory) sold by Roland. We cannot guarantee operation if other products are used.

 Size:   W: 1415mm D: 340mm H: 142mm
 Weight:  16.5kg

Roland digital pianos and keyboards are covered by a 5 year manufacturer warranty.

Although we are not authorised to determine if any repair is covered under warranty, if the item was purchased through World of Music, then we are often the best people to facilitate the claim for you and will do so as timely as possible. Warranty does not apply to cosmetic damage or faults that are a result of user neglect. Although your mate is really handy with a soldering iron, any product modification or home repair will also result in a void warranty.

Quite often, something perceived as a fault is as simple as a faulty cable or power issue so we always suggest checking over Frequently Asked Questions on the manufacturer website first. It can be a helpful approach to getting to the bottom of a problem and save you a lot of time in getting your gear back up and running!

Roland products ship via courier from either our Melbourne store or Roland’s warehouse in Sydney; fully insured for your piece of mind. Orders require a signature on delivery and we suggest using an address where someone will be present the for the speediest delivery time. For delivery attempts with no one present to sign, your order will be taken to the courier depot and a card will be left for you to organise redelivery.